Sovietization ... coming your way
By Steele Coddington | August 12, 2009The first thing people ask me these days is, “How can we change this mess?” If they don’t have a baby with dirty diapers in their arms, I know exactly what they’re talking about. And it’s beginning to smell even worse. What mess is on people’s minds? Fear of the unknown and growing mistrust that the innocuous “change” they’ve so naively swallowed as just campaign rhetoric ain’t the same old, same old, election bull, but an agenda of radical transformation of capitalism and the free market society. In their own lives, most families and individuals do not spend more than they can afford or earn. So how can governments like California, N.Y., etc, etc and the greatest Kleptocracy of all, Washington, D.C., recklessly spend money they don’t earn, but ever increasingly steal from you? Except, of course, for the 50 percent who have been exempted from paying taxes in exchange for perpetuity in office.
The political cartoon I mentioned last week appearing in Investors Business Daily, referring to Obamacare showed Karl Marx pulling on a rubber glove saying, “Hi. I’m your new doctor. Bend over” portrays the realistic possibility of our country’s spending itself into a condition ominously described as sovietization. A word coined by political writer Mark Steyn, referring to N. Ireland, Wales and Scotland whose government spending accounts for 72 – 78 percent of their total economies. That percentage is as close as you can get to sovietization and still be a free society. But we’re on the way.
Steyn goes on to say, “... the poor befuddled sober centrists” (meaning Independents and unknowing Democrats) ... don’t have a clue about the implications of a national healthcare plan, and concludes “it’s not about health care or costs or coverage.” The only thing that is important to the liberal radicals espousing this program is that something, anything, get passed and “ONCE IN PLACE, IT WILL NEVER BE UNDONE.” Sovietization will have its foot in the door.
Why will it happen? Ignorance is bliss. Take a simple Q & A Jay Leno man-in-the-street video I just saw:
What countries border the U.S.? ... Australia and Hawaii
Where do they speak Gaelic? ... San Francisco
What does D.C. in Washington D.C. mean? ... Da Capitol
In what country is the Panama Canal? ... Ahh … not sure
Where is the Great Wall of China? ... Ahh ... not sure
What does BYOB mean? ... Bring your own bitch
What President was known as Tricky Dick? ... Bill Clinton
Here are a few I recorded:
Is socialism good for America? ... If it makes us more social
Why is bigger government good for us? ... It puts more people to work
Where does the government get its money? ... They print it up
Do you object to higher taxes? ... Not if I get my refund
Why do we need national healthcare? ... Obama says we need it
Do you always believe the President? ... Yeah. He’s cool
Would you believe a President who said “I did not have sex with that woman.”? ...
Did Obama do that?
Would you favor sovietization? ... Well I like vodka
Don’t bother to report me to the White House – I’m already on their dirty diaper list.
Reasons not to mess with children - Part I
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.
The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'
The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him.'
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'
The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to 'honor' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'
Without hesitation one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'